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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. tifosi

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    Anyone ever think that Mac and Dubs is the same person????
     
  2. BenLeaman

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    Excellence!
    You tease...
     
  3. stevefok

    stevefok Well-Known Member

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    lol....I had this thought....they have a few things in common.

    1. PhD in Alden shoes studies.
    2. A deep Alden shoes collection.
    3. Their shoes never crease.
     
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  4. csmitty

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    Mac could be buried under an avalanche of Aldens. Someone should probably go over and check on him.
     
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    Which one do I keep?

    On the left suede cap toe boot from Shoes and Shirts . They said it is on the Aberdeen last.
    On the right plaza last boot from Fransboone.

    Guys?
     
  6. katch

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    I tried to buy the JCrew Indy yesterday in 9.5 and 10 and they were out. 9.5 was available today. They honored the code from yesterday and I got to apply a Jcrew giftcard to bring my Indy boot order to 375 delivered with tax. Looking forward to them!
     
  7. tifosi

    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    That Aberdeen straight tip is KILLER! I'd keep that one.
     
  8. Kahuna75

    Kahuna75 Well-Known Member

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    Brass eyelets do more for that boot than the captoe...suede IMHO does not need to a captoe
     
  9. MrDV

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    Prez,
    Both are very nice. I can see why you would let a pair go. How do you plan to wear them? The ct looks more formal for trouser pairings. The pt would go better casual.
     
  10. Akeem

    Akeem Well-Known Member

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    the plaza boots are badass. keep those
     
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    both are winners Prez but I would keep FB PT on Plaza. Amazing makeup!
     
  12. rydenfan

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    I think some say the same thing about us...

    right @ReppTiePrepster ???
     
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  13. tifosi

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    Shhhhhhhh...The therapist told me that you didn't exist.
     
  14. cezinho

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    I am in the same dilemma . I want a suede boot, however I seem to like more the ct because I already have brass eyelets and have a snuff chukka. The down part is that I have already have a ct boot. Decisions...
     
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  15. totalair1

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    I recently brought up the topic of the commando sole wearing through the threads holding it in place really fast. In the photo you can easily see the threads are worn off but the sole has little wear. These boots are less than a year old and worn less than 12 times. Another SF member said he believes the issue is the lugs are too from the edge on larger size boots. Mine are size 13E. I only have this issue on the commando sole. I'm thinking the lugs are pretty from from the edge which allows the edge to wear instead of the lugs. At this point I think the issue is size related. Based on my gait, I do wear the outside edge of my heels out first, which typically is an easy fix with just the rubber portion of the heel getting replaced. I've got dozen of Alden's and other brands of shoe and boots without any issues. Just commando.

    In my opinion the fact that the threads holding the commando sole in place are not recessed is causing extremely premature failure am I missing something? All my other leather sole Alden's have recessed threads in the soles.

    See Ya,
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    Wouldn't be SF if someone doesn't suggest keeping them both!

    My vote is for the captoes on mystery last.
     
  17. Don L

    Don L Well-Known Member

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    I've not seen that problem with any of my Command sole shoes or boots Steve..
     
  18. Don L

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    JCrew Suede Shortwings today
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    Tell us also about sizing between those two. Thanks
     
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    Joe is the other full time employee on staff at Alden DC. Very nice and knowledgeable about shoes and shoe making, but doesn't track their special makeups closely.

    Joseph was a college student who worked part time at the store. He quit several months back because he is going to Med School.

    -Mike
     
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